Child Gender and Specific Diagnosis Affect Parents' Acceptance of Diagnosis and Treatment

Time and Location
Poster Session VII - Board: VII-051
Saturday May 24, 2008, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Kathi M. Fine
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Bonita P. Klein-Tasman
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

W. H. Davies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

This study examined whether parents’ acceptance of a child’s psychological diagnosis and treatment is influenced by the child’s gender and the particular diagnosis given. Results supported the hypothesis that parents would deem diagnosis and treatment to be of greater necessity when the behaviors expressed are atypical for the child’s gender.

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Daniel Kahneman